Knee Treatment

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Injuries

  • Osteoarthritis
  • An ACL sprain or tear
  • A MCL sprain or tear
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • A LCL sprain or tear
  • A Meniscus sprain or tear
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellar Tendonitis

Stem Cell Therapy: The Future of Knee Treatment

Using Stem Cell Therapy, it is possible to treat severe knee pain bypassing any need for surgery and significantly reducing one's pain. Stem Cells are already present everywhere in your body and used to create healthy tissue for your body. When someone is injured or a joint damaged from arthritis, there is often a lack of enough stem cells in that area to repair the damaged joint tissue. Stem Cell Therapy adds a boost of Stem Cells to the knee so that it now has enough of the tools it needs to repair the injured or arthritic tissue.

Why Is This Important?

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Injuries

If you have tried unsuccessfully other conservative treatment and do not want to consider surgery, Stem Cell Therapy is a way for you to drastically reduce your pain and disability. If you are considering surgery, non-surgically treating knee pain first can help you avoid that surgery and vastly reduces your cost, recovery time, and potential risk. There are many different types of knee surgeries including soft tissue meniscus surgery as well as the very invasive partial or complete knee joint replacement surgery. Even with a "simple" arthroscopic meniscus repair there is a significant chance of risks and complications of the surgery. The simplest risk is that post arthroscopic meniscus surgery many patients end up with arthritis. Removal or surgical repair (cutting and surgical manipulation) of a stabilizing tissue - the meniscus- makes your knee joint less stable and we can all imagine with a less stable knee more knee problems follow. Wouldn't it be better if there was some technique to heal and repair that meniscus vs removal of the meniscus?

Stem Cell Therapy is that answer!!!

You May Not Need Surgery on Your Knee

There are many potential risks when it comes to knee surgery whether it is soft tissue or bone surgery.

Below is a listing of some of the potential risks of joint replacement surgery compared to Stem Cell Therapy that has none of these risks.

Risks

Stem Cell Therapy

Knee Surgery

Blood Clots

No

Possible

Dislocations

No

Possible

Foreign Prosthetic

No

Yes

Fractures

No

Possible

Hospital Stay

No

3-10 days

Infection

No

Possible

Joint Stiffening

Minimal Discomfort

Possible

Leg Length Change

No

Possible

Ligament Damage

No

Possible

Lost Time at Work

2-3 Days if needed

3 months- 1year

Nerve Damage

No

Possible

Prosthetic Breakdown

No

Yes

Recovery

Patients are back to regular activities after a few days

Long with a 3-month period of no walking unassisted

Re-Surgery

No

Possible – Very Likely

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Injuries

What Are Stem Cells and How Do They Help?

Stem Cell Therapy uses adult non-controversial stem cells, which are derived from a person’s own fat or bone marrow cells. These Stem Cells mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are then injected into the wounded area and act as a "repairman" restoring damaged tissue and creating healthy tissue. With new healthy cells, you will experience much less pain and the knee is given a gigantic boost to continue healing itself. It now has enough of the tools to heal on its own and this means less pain and greater mobility of your knee joint. Stem Cells actively heal the knee joint and surrounding tissue for up to 1 year after the Stem Cell therapy.

This procedure is non-surgical, non-invasive, organic and has very little risk. There are no hospital visits or overnight stays. There is also little rehabilitation needed from the procedure itself. Initial improvement is often seen right away with a major decrease in pain and as the Stem Cells align with the body’s natural healing process, recovery continues gradually over a period of weeks. Stem Cells are actively repairing your knee joint for up to one year after the Stem Cell Therapy.

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Injuries

What Happens During the Procedure?

The procedure is simple and straightforward. There are no hospital visits or overnight stays. You can walk out of the office right after the treatment is finished. The first step is an initial consultation with Dr. Bieber. Here, he will examine your knee and all the previous tests done. Dr. Bieber will often perform an ultrasound of the knee joint and perform and review x-rays and often an MRI. Dr. Bieber will then make an assessment on how to use Stem Cell Therapy to treat your knee condition.

After the initial consultation, you will set up an appointment for the actual Stem Cell Therapy session. This procedure takes about three hours to complete. First, Stem cells will be drawn from fat or bone marrow tissue using a harvesting technique. The Stem Cells are than separated from the fat or bone marrow tissue and concentrated using a specialized machine. Afterwards, your Stem cells and your Platelet Rich Plasma are combined and injected into your knee. It is common for Dr. Bieber to inject 2 to 4 areas of your knee joint and surrounding tissue depending on your individual condition. Dr. Bieber uses real time ultrasonography to ensure that he is placing your Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma into the exact areas of your injury and concern. They, the Stem Cells, begin to repair the damage inside your knee. It is a simple, non-invasive procedure and once finished, there is a great chance that your knee condition will be greatly improved.

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